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Private Albert Heap

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Albert James Heap

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/06/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 17/08/1966

Cause of Death: Coronary Acclusion, Coronary Atherome, Aererioscleriosis

Service Number: 138

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 21/02/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 496

Contingent: Fifth Queensland

Ship: Templemore or Chicago, Date of Sailing: 06 or 10/05/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - March 1902 east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 30 April 1902 on St Andrew and possibly train from Sydney. No further details provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Donald James Heap, MCDOWALL QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: grandson (raised as son)

Name of Descendant: Hathleen Ann Hall, Stafford Heights, QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Jo-Anne Elizabeth Borthwick, Manly Qld

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Michael AJ Heap, Sydney NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Matthew J Heap, Zilzie QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Olivia Grace Hall, Stafford Heights, QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Christopher James Hall, Stafford Heights, QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Dana Mary Hall, Stafford Heights, QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Isabel Alice Borthwick, Manly Qld

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Thomas William Borthwick, Manly Qld

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Jack Gonald Borthwick, Manly Qld

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

 


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